Pray for the Bennetts in Australia as they with God's help and for His glory are seeking to establish: Western Plains Baptist Fellowship, and Gilgandra Baptist Fellowship as New Testament Baptist churches.
Dear Prayer Partners,
Psalm 92: 14 “They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.” C. H. Spurgeon in the Treasury of David said “Blessed be the Lord for this! Because even to hoar hairs he is the I AM, who made his people, he therefore bears and carries them.” Praise the Lord for His goodness even to those of us getting a little wee bit more up there in years!
Our health has been pretty good but recently David had spots appear in his right eye so he got on the internet and discovered he had what are called floaters and flashes. Floaters are “Small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision…” The flashes occur “When the vitreous gel inside your eye rubs or pulls on the retina” and you see what look “like flashing lights or lightning streaks.” David made an appointment with the optometrist and an exam confirmed he had these. The optometrist said to come back in a week which David did. After another exam he was told to wait another month and then return for another examination. Instead of waiting we thought it best to get a second opinion as this condition can in certain cases lead to blindness. We made an appointment with an ophthalmologist for that second opinion. The ophthalmologist’s written report said the “R posterior detachment seems complete” and that “no retinal breaks seen” and “no peripheral pre-disposing retinal lesions.” The report concluded by saying that all was well “but warned of future dangerous symptoms” and that it will eventually occur in the left eye. David was told that if any new floaters appeared or if the flashes occurred more regularly to make another appointment right away. Well, so much for being in fairly good health.
During the first three weeks of January we had a large bush fire burning north of us. We could see the clouds of smoke from our house and the smell was very strong. There was good news in the local newspaper the 24th of January which read “The bushfire north of Dubbo is now officially contained, with secure lines all the way around the perimeter.” The person in charge was also quoted as saying they are still looking at a few hot spots which will “keep popping up for days to come until we get some decent rain.” Praise the Lord He is in charge!
Please continue to pray for our radio outreach. Our Sunday programme, The Gospel Hour continues the one hour slot but we have extended our Friday programme, Cross Talk, one half hour; now 1.30pm to 4pm. One lady told us the folk in a retirement village in town listened to us each week plus there would be many others listening to the programmes in the village and surrounding area. We urge you to continue praying for the Lord’s working in hearts as the Gospel is proclaimed via this media.
We would also ask that you continue to pray for the salvation of: Bob and Elizabeth, Lorraine, Mark, and Ian. Then there is the continued need for prayer for our spiritual growth and for Jon and Lynne, Jim and Margaret as well. All of us must seek to be growing “in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” 2Peter 3:18.
The truth of 1Peter 5:8 has become apparent to us again with the news of another independent Baptist pastor falling into immorality. Not only is this pastor, his wife and children affected but the church family and community as well. This sin will travel faster through the community than all the sermons this preacher has ever preached! Oh, how we must “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
We again thank each of our churches and individuals for their continued support in praying and giving. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy” Jude 1:24. Keep looking up!!
Serving the risen and soon coming Saviour,
David and Pam Bennett, Titus
Missionaries David and Pamela Bennett
The Bennetts Serving the Lord in Australia Since 1979.
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